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after taking about 50 pics, these are the only ones that came out decent(in my eyes)

criticize please, how could i have made them different?

shot with a Canon Rebel XS and Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.5 lens

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Many of them look over exposed (dark) Try shooting one or two F stops lower (might be higher I forget). Also see if you can change the color saturation on your camera to vivid.

Weedy turned me on to this instructional video series. I highly recommend getting the one for your camera. It will help a lot.

http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Lantern-DVD-Guides-Canon/dp/1600595014
 

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Good Quality. A tad dark. But I can tell that it was a poor lighting rather than user error. Try using a slower shutter speed to brighten them up a little bit. Other than that all you other settings were good.
 

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The exif data from your photos shows you have motion blur from too low a shutter speed. At 300mm you need to be shooting at 1/250 second and preferably faster than that. The first and last photos were shot at only 1/60. In a situation like this you could choose AV mode, boost your ISO to 800 and make sure your aperture is wide open (which it was). Even at ISO 800 your shutter speed would be low on most of the shots, so leaning against something to steady the camera would have helped.

By using the P mode, the camera was making some of those choices for you, resulting in too low a shutter speed. On a bright sunny day you probably would not have had a problem shooting with the setting you had (ISO 400 and F5.6 or thereabouts).

Just look at your settings and remember your shutter speed should be your focal length or faster (100mm=1/100second,  250mm=1/250 second). If you can't get that shutter speed, then lean on something or increase your ISO.

Hope this helps you.
 

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WOW....
tom, i just youtubed my camera and found i have a "liveview" setting. learned a bit more

CM, thanks a bunch. i never heard of the 1/100 per 100mm rule before, plus all the other info

yes it was overcast and the sun was setting down.

how did you find the stats on the pics?
 

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Most of them would have looked better had they been shot with a Benelli....

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Most of them would have looked better had they been shot with a Benelli....

-T
i was thinking a red ryder or sling shot at 5am with a small light. they got to be tasty. they barely fly, and all they eat is bread and popcorn. yummy
 
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